Hands up all the ladies (It is taking every ounce of my being not to launch into a rendition of Beyoncé’s Single Ladies…) who have been completely and utterly bewildered by fitness sites when trying to find the right products to support a fitness regime? *waves hand in the air* – I used to have no clue what type of protein, supplements or products I needed to complement my workout. I was lucky to have a personal trainer to hand and the amazing world of Twitter to mither when I needed advice.
Well ladies you can breathe a sigh of relief because My Protein have come up with a solution. Their site – which offers products, recipes, clothing and useful article – has been categorised further giving a separate section for women’s fitness specific to your goals. It’s a scientific fact that men and women need different nutrition when it comes to fitness and weight loss and this great section of their website takes away the guesswork to show you products and services that work for you. To celebrate the launch of the site My Protein asked me to try some of the products from the women’s fitness area of the site. Here’s what I thought:
I’ve tried the protein powders from My Protein before and find their flavour range better than many other websites I’ve looked at. There’s 150 different flavours to choose from so why on earth did I buy basic vanilla last time? Deciding to live more dangerously I chose strawberry cream this time. It’s sweet so not for you if you don’t have a sweet palate but really does take the edge off the sugar cravings whilst filling you up and re-fuelling your body after a workout. I also find a scoop full of protein at breakfast keeps me fuller for longer and keeps my hand out of the biscuit tin in time for lunch. A 1kg of impact whey protein costs from £12.69 (depending on flavour) and packs over 20g protein per serving. The fine powders are really easy to mix making them perfect to try in recipes like my protein pancakes.
Something a bit different to try is their protein hot chocolate which comes in a huge 1kg bag so will last for ages. A 25g serving contains 15g of protein and 4g of sugar.
You just need to shake up a serving of the powder with either milk or water, pour into your mug of choice and heat in the microwave for 1 minute.
I used water as I have got no milk in the house but was surprised to see it was still thick and creamy. You only get a half mug full though and it is incredibly sweet. Once again, perfect if you have a sweet tooth and the chocolate taste really does curb those cravings. A 1kg bag costs £12.99.
Randomly I have always wanted to try beef jerky. I saw it everywhere when I was in America and on my return a South African colleague said biltong is far superior. She is going to source me some of that so expect to see that reviewed soon. Until then I made do with this beef jerky from My Protein. A 50g pack costs £2.49 providing 25g of protein and just 1.9g carbohydrates so perfect for those on a ketogenic eating plan. My Protein use an old Wild West recipe and make just 100g of jerky from 350g of prime selected beef.
This results in the perfect snack after lunch when you are considering going to the vending machine for a packet of crisps. The savoury and slightly smoky taste is really good and I’ll be buying more of this to keep in my desk drawer.
As well as the array of products available there’s some great articles on women’s fitness on the site too including information on supplements, diet plans and fitness plans. Well worth a look and the articles cost nothing. What are you waiting for?
Items sent for review purposes although I did pay extra than I was allocated.